- Clear outcomes must be articulated for all courses.
- What are we learning, why are we learning it, how do we know we learned it, and where does it fit best in the program.
- Outcomes led course transformations – partially flipped, partially problem based, partially lecture, etc…
- Assess the strengths and trade-offs and…experiment!
Active/Student Led/Inquiry based learning
- A focus on active learning, and where and when appropriate we would like to emphasize. student led and inquiry based approaches to learning.
- Student and Faculty Buy-in à Learn how to learn & why its worthwhile.
- This can range in meaning, but in the end it boils down to no “make-work” assignments.
- Ideally work that makes a meaningful contribution to the world.
- Sufficient course materials developed and support available for any faculty or sessional to be able to step in and teach the course.
- Outcomes and assessment remain the same, how they get there could change according to instructor.
Open Educational Resources
- All materials and artifacts of learning developed by the project, and ideally the course itself, will be open educational resources.
- The nature of the Creative Commons License given to materials developed by the project will depend on the authors involved.
- Maximize learning given the context (programmatic and other) of the course.
- Course outcomes, instructors, content, role within program, setting, year/week/day schedule, resources, etc… all come into play in development of the course.
Not driven by new technologies, but by better learning
- Technology is only used if and when it is best suited to help achieve a learning objective.
Student experience and perspective is important
- Student realities, schedules, and learning needs should be taken into account.